Archive for the communication Category
Ran across this post from artist friend Paul Soupiset’s blog that he wrote a while back. Good stuff!
Well designed pages with ample margins and leading = reading comprehension, satisfaction.
Margin white space affected both reading speed and comprehension; participants read the Margin text slower, but comprehended more than the No Margin text. In general, the results favored the use of Margins. The manipulation of Leading did not seem to impact reading performance, but did result in lower satisfaction with the layout and perceived eyestrain when paired with No Margins. Forty-seven percent of participants chose the Margins, Optimal Leading layout as their favorite, while 50% of the participants chose the No Margins, Sub-Optimal Leading text as their least favorite.
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96% of 16-24 year olds prefer sms and Facebook to talking, according to study in the UK by Ofcom. Although I may share this preference at times, it makes me wonder what the social ramifications might be for our upcoming generation.
Found this on Church Mag. Pretty Interesting stuff:
Here are a few other observations of note that he makes:
My worry is that the ubiquity of texting may accelerate the decline of what our struggling democracy most needs: independent thought. Indeed, as texting crowds out other activities, it must inevitably crowd out inactivity — and there lies a danger. For inactivity and thinking are inextricably linked.…when the rest of the world thinks we are idle, the brain, if properly trained, is following its own path. Only then, he contends, are we truly thinking. The rest of the time we are analyzing and reacting, but our thoughts are then determined by responses to the thoughts of others. Unless we spend time in reflection — in idleness — we can never truly think thoughts of our own.
I could not agree more. I think our devices are making our personal thought lives crowded. Instead of riding an elevator or waiting in line at the store—I am looking at my phone.
This immediately made me think about how important it is for us to structure our conferences, church gatherings and learning environments to include space for reflection, processing and thought.